November 23, 2015
Ways to Treat Skin Tags Without Spending Tons of Money
Skin tags, while benign in nature, are not bodily occurrences that lack anything in the realm of irritation factor. A skin tag is a small formation of tissue, usually lightly pigmented, that protrudes from the body like a little balloon.
Most of time, a doctor can easily remove skin tags by cutting into them or freezing them off like a wart, but most doctors recommend not removing skin tags unless they cause discomfort, as they are of no harm to you physically.
If you’re a person that doesn’t fancy making a trip into the doctor’s office unless you’re very near death, the route of seeking medical help to cure you of your skin tags is probably not the right path for you. Not to mention, why spend the time and money for a co-pay (if you’re lucky enough to have insurance), when you can easily treat the skin tags yourself?
Here are some tips and tricks for getting rid of those unsightly skin tags without a doctor’s visit.
Did you know that about 50 percent of the adult population develops skin tags? The most common places they tend to grow are on the eyelids, under the armpits and under the breasts. Generally, a skin tag will form in areas where there is friction, thus causing irritation.
One simple cure for skin tags is garlic. The natural remedy used for centuries strikes again. Garlic is commonly used as a remedy for anything from heart problems, to cholesterol, to fungal irritations.
In fact, for centuries garlic has also been used to ward off evil spirits and vampires. The reason garlic works is because of a chemical called allicin. When using garlic as a natural remedy to your skin tags, apply some garlic juice to your skin tag and cover it with a bandage. Repeat the process a couple times, but only that, because your skin might grow irritated from the intensity of the garlic.
Ginger is another natural substance that has been used as a remedy in the health community for centuries. If you rub raw ginger onto your skin tags every day for a couple weeks, your skin tag will go away.
Ginger is not only great for treating skin tags, there are tons of other uses as well. Not to mention, it’s relatively cheap. You can buy an entire ginger root at the grocery store for a couple dollars and since it’s so strong, you can really stretch out your supply.
In the happenstance that neither of the remedies above work, essential oils are your ticket to success. Essential oils are a product that have really made a comeback within the last couple of years.
Nature is full of remedies for troubles life throws our way. Popular oils to help with skin tags are Rose Hip Seed Oil, Frankincense, and Tea Tree Oil. Be sure to do your research and select an essential oil that is top quality. Many companies don’t use a lot of oil in their oil products, so be careful. You’ll need the real thing to get those real results.